Nine arrested in France over beheading of teacher as Macron denounces ‘Islamist terrorist attack’
A suspected Islamic radical shot dead by police after the gruesome beheading of a history teacher in an attack near Paris was an 18-year-old of Chechen origin, officials said.
- Murdered teacher Samuel Paty had shown his students cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad
- Politicians have characterised the slaying as an attack on France’s state secularism
- One Muslim leader said a string of attacks by extremists had hurt the French Islamic community
France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office said that authorities investigating the murder of 47-year-old Samuel Paty in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine on Friday (local time) have also arrested nine suspects, including the grandfather, parents and 17-year-old brother of the attacker.
Investigators were seeking to establish whether the teenager had…